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new reaction from hollywood. from enemies to allies. president obama and japan's prime minister pay an historic visit to pearl harbor. 75 years after the surprise japanese attack. tonight, mr. obama is reminding the world and a divided nation at home that old wounds can heal. trump's choice. the president-elect reaches back to the bush era to select a top homeland security and cyber terror adviser. is he setting the stage for a turf battle within the trump national security team? and nukes at all cost. a high level deif he canner says kim may try to reach his goal by taking advantage of the change in power at the white house. we want to welcome our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jim sciutto and you're in "the situation room."
tonight we are following breaking news. the death of actress and author carrie fisher. she was hollywood royalty as the daughter of movie stars and of course as princess leia. beloved by people of all ages. being remembered as brilliant and one of a kind. she suffered a massive heart attack four days ago on a flight from london to los angeles. she was 60 years old. and breaking news. 75 years after the attack on pearl harbor, mr. obama spoke in hawaii just moments ago with the japanese prime minister at his side. the two leaders visiting the uss arizona memorial to show case the power offer reconciliation
weeks before donald trump takes over as commander in chief. and a high level defector says kim jong-un is racing toward next year. he may be calculating the new administration in the u.s. and south korea will not take action to stop him. our correspondents, analysts and guests are standing by as we bring you full coverage of the day's top stories. first, live in hollywood with more on the life and death of carrie fisher. >> reporter: here on hollywood boulevard earlier, they observed a moment of silence. you can understand why she is so loved. whether you listened to her in interviews or read her writings or see her onscreen, she was a genius on so many levels. >> i should have expected to find you holding his leash. >> reporter: as princess leia,
arguably the most beloved movie franchise ever, "star wars." princess onscreen, hollywood royalty off it. with a sharp wit and sharper pen. mother actress debbie reynolds, father eddie fisher. >> reporter: she wove her experiences as a show biz kid who struggled with addiction and a best selling novel, postcards from the edge. >> i was thinking of it as the edge and i thought of it one day driving back from palm springs. >> reporter: the movie started merle streep. >> remember my 17th birthday party when you lifted your skirt up in front of all those -- >> i did not lift my skirt up. >> it twirled up. >> reporter: fisher poked fun at the absurdities in all manner of
self-medication including taking pills to control her emotions. >> any mood stabilizer is a weight gainer. you feel better but you're fat. so what you gain is a loss. it is not a good situation. >> fisher spoke about being bipolar and turned pain into humor. there seemed no lack of material. after all, elizabeth taylor became her step mother with eddie fisher remarried. fisher was briefly married to paul simon. years later she gave birth to a daughter billy katherine. she debuted in the acclaimed film shampoo. in between "star wars" movies, fish he land ad mishmash of movie roles, some stinkers, hollywood vice squad -- received praise for soap dish. >> i think we found our waiter. >> and played meg ryan's wise
cracking friend had "when harry met sally." >> nothing could or perhaps would loom large order screen than fisher in "star wars." >> it transported you. it was extraordinary entertainment film making. >> do you like the princess? >> i have her over sometimes. she is a little pitchy. >> in 2016 four years after making "star wars," she wrote a book and for the first time revealed an intense affair with the real-time hans solo. she spent a lifetime trying separate the princess from the person. one wise crack at a time. >> i always felt like i was restricted. i was bigger than life and twice as unpleasant. >> and now back here live a somber hollywood boulevard, perhaps billy d. williams expressed it best when he said
the force is dark today. back to you. >> no question. live in los angeles. carrie fisher beat out more famous actresses including jody foster to get the role of princess leia. we wanted to show you this clip from the first screen test. this clip coming more than 40 years ago. have a watch. >> i think that we ought to have the reward that you're talking about and i hope it will be substantial, considering what we've been through already. >> when r-2 has been safely delivered to my forces, you'll get your reward. you have my guarantee. >> what is the little droid carrying that's so blasted important? >> the plans to destroy an entire system. our only hope is to find its weakness which we will determine from the data i stored in r-2.
we'll capture the plans in a raid on the imperial shipment yards. but we fell under attack before i could get to it safety. so i hid it in this r-2 unit and send him off. >> now where are you taking him? >> the fourth moon. i have given the coordinates to chewbacca. >> that was 1977. a teenage carrie fisher auditioning. let's talk more with the executive editor for the reporter. and entertainment tonight host and cnn contributor. it is really remarkable seeing fisher there as a young, relatively unknown actress, right on the cusp of a career defining role. but you saw the talent there. you saw some of that sass that would define her. >> yeah. think about a couple things. first, i can't get enough of seeing this audition tape. i think it is remarkable footage and really, really special to
watch this. think that she was very, very young here. she was beyond her years. she definitely has a maturity on this tape, just going back and forth there that we didn't see in young actresses in that day. she did bring a bit of a swagger. that's what the kids call it these days. i think more than what george lucas may have even imagined at first. because she brought a toughness to princess leia that may have been wouldn't have been there. it speaks to who she was as a woman and who she made us all believe who princess leia was. >> let's get on some of that toughness. fisher outspoken advocate for treating mental illness, drug abuse, and very open about her own struggles with those things. i want to may an exchange with
larry king in 1990 about those struggles. >> is that explainable? why you became an addict? >> no. i think my father is, or was one. he just got out of betty ford. and i was very like him in my tastes. i didn't like illegal drugs. i liked legal drugs. i liked medicine. because i like the philosophy of it. you'll feel better when you take two or eight of these. and i always wanted to feel better. one of the side effects of percodan is euphoria and i thought that was a side effect that could i live with. it doesn't matter that the others are palpitations, heart attack and death. i couldn't get over euphoria. >> are you now over euphoria? >> i'm disphoric? am i over the need to be euphoric? >> yeah. or i'll have to find other methods.
because the route i chose led to rehab. now i can do talk shows. >> is it day to day -- kitty due kak sis going to be with us on monday and she says it is still day to day difficult. is it day to day difficult for you? >> sometimes it can be minute to minute. some of the days are not that difficult. and some of them are worse. sometimes i want an i.v. hook up everywhere that i am. but i know, if you can't have it, you have to put your head down and move through feelings and hope that you're building the right kind of character. >> what do you think allowed for that candor and openness about her addiction? >> i think that there was an understanding that she had from a very young age growing up in hollywood and having two very famous parents that just gave her this ability to be candid in
public. and keep in mind, this was at a time in the '80s and early '90s that not a lot of people were speaking out about addiction problems. carrie fisher was probably the first person they heard talk so openly about their struggle with alcoholism and depression and drug abuse. she wrote a memoir, postcards from the edge about her experience. that was turned into a movie and merle streep ended up paying her. so i think the candidness. >> she just finished filming the latest installment of the star edwards series as well as the comedy series, catastrophe. i think so many people identify her with the '70s and '80s and the first star wars. >> she was really a sex symbol
which i think a lot of people have forgotten. she spent so much time in the '90s doing script doctoring. she would rewrite scripts for hook and sister act. she was so good at it. she had started in the "star wars" films. and then she was in awakens and billy, her daughter, joined her in that. and "star wars" episode 8 which she wrapped before her death, billy was in that one. and she was expected back for the next "star wars" else. not hans solo. that's the next one so i don't know how they'll handle that. >> you knew her personally. can you share with us, with our audience, what she was like as a person? >> she was so funny. she was very witty.
she could think on her feet. she was also extremely kind. i had taken one of our mothers to the premier of "star wars" and she said, alex was the hero in the theater. he is the one who protected his girlfriend and was killed. and she grabbed karen's hands and she spoke to her and she was very engaged in understanding and funny at the same time and really uplifted her. she was so kind to so many people. and you would never see her without her dog gary, her little dog. >> we saw some, even on the red carpet. we saw her bring the dog. there he is. >> as a young woman, carrie fisher said that she was reluctant to enter the movie industry. her harnts were stars.
i want to play a quick clip. >> did you think of not going into show business? >> the bigger trick in my family was to stay out of it. i would have had to have been a magician to stay out of show business. i was put in nightclubs when i was 13. i did not want to go into show business. it did not appeal. but i have a very good reason. when i became a teenager, which i did so at my peril, my parents, both their careers, their bright white hot star of celebrity was dimming and fading and cooling, it scared me. you're not going to stay at this fantastic level of i love your -- it will go away.
>> she been rid is obscurity biding its time. it is poetic but a little sad. >> she also said in an interview in a few years ago, she said, listen. as a woman in hollywood, it is hard to get a role past the age of 27 and i refuse to sit by the phone. so she was going to chart her own path and do it the way she wanted to. and anita makes a great point. she was a very good writer, a brilliant writer in so many forms. and she really made a name and a mark on the literary world with the books that she wrote. definitely. she mentioned that going into this business was kind of like the family business. you hear some people say i'm going to the family business. we're butchers or whatever. this family are performers. that is the family business and it is like it was what she was
decemb destines to do. we show the picture with her and her dog shelf shut down the red carpet. she and gary had the time of their lives on that red carpet. and people were glamoring to see her and her dog. she looked like she was having the time of her life and it was nice to see. >> you were lucky to have been there to witness that. thanks so much. just ahead, more memories of carrie fisher as her family and fans mourn her death. we're getting reaction from around the world. and what will donald trump's security adviser bring to the team? we'll look at the credentials and the possibility of clashes. ♪ see ya next year.
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we are following breaking news, reaction to the death of carrie fish here won the hearts of millions for her role in "star wars." right now, president obama and the japanese prime minister pay an historic visit to pearl harbor. >> a remarkable moment in history. >> it has been 75 years in the making. and pictures and individuals that we've never sustain likes of before. these two leaders appearing together at the uss arizona memorial. i think he can make it out over my shoulder behind me. there to pay their respects, to honor the dead. both delivering moving remarks, talking about the sights and sounds of that day in 1941 and
the people who never came home. both leaders stressing the power of reconciliation. in fact, that was the title of president abe's speech. president obama saying abe's presence shows with a is possible between two nations. how two former foes can become friends. he said the visit left him entirely speechless. >> translator: the prime minister of japan, i offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that xhenlsed in this very place, and also to the souls of the countless innocent people who became victims of the war.
>> so the president offering sincere and ever lasting condolences but notably, not an apology. it is important to note that president obama when he visited hiroshima seven months ago to this day, also did not offer an apology. both leaders focusing on forward looking remarks about the future of the u.s.-japanese relationship. now to president-elect donald trump's newest pick for his national security team. he is signaling a sharpened focus on cyber security by tapping former bush administration official t. what are we learning about the role he'll play? >> you know this. there are few white house jobs with the intensity and pressure of security adviser. it was a new job created
after 9/11. donald trump did reach back to the counter terrorism adviser and a lot of skeptics about trump in washington are breathing a sigh of relief. >> thomas bossert, a new name added to the list today. one with a crucial portfolio. homeland security, counter terrorism and cyber threats. >> there is nobody throughout that can't be penetrated. >> speaking there at a conference was deputy homeland security adviser under george w. bush and is well regarded among republicans in washington. even those vehemently opposed to trump for president. >> he is a smart person who knows these issues about as well as anybody i can think of. for folks who are negative on donald trump, these the hires that trump makes that's very reassuring. >> especially since his position will be elevated in the white house, on par with the national
security adviser, michael flynn. with bossert on domestic security. >> the government at a federal level needs to do something. >> and flynn on international issues. >> we must regain our bail to truly crush our enemies. >> because all those security issues intersect so often, they think it could lead the turf battles. >> lock her up. >> but declaring that bossert will be on equal footing to flynn is also intended to be reassuring. even to many republicans who see the retired general as an unpredictable and controversial figure, thanks to statements like this. >> islam is a political ideology. a political ideology. it definitely hides behind this notion of it being a religion. >> what won't change from the obama white house is people in
both positions will have direct access to the president and seats at the principal's table at the president's national security meetings. here's how the current homeland security and counter terrorism adviser described the job earlier this month. >> when i go upstairs about 50 paces from my cave office in the west wing, up to the oval office, the president knows it is because something bad has happened, quite frankly. domestically usually or to u.s. persons abroad. that is my focus. and he knows it. >> it is a remind per unfortunately, crises happen large and small on a regular basis in the white house. and jim, a reminder how crucial picks like today's homeland security adviser are for the president. >> thanks very much. we're joined by a member of the transition team. congressman collins, thank you for taking the time.
as you know thomas bossert was a fixture in the bush administration. something donald trump criticized on his national security policies. will he be on the same page as the president? >> well, i think this recent appointment just shows donald trump is truly building a team of the best and the brightest. a combination of tom bossert with general mike flynn will be two excellent advisers weighing in on issues. what i would like to remind everyone, the decisions are going to be made by president-elect trump. he thrives on bringing in a group of experts, eight, 10 or 12, letting them debate issues while he sits fairly quietly. he takes notes. he certainly probes where appropriate. when he is done listening to different opinions, different nuances, donald trump then makes the decision. i think what you will see, the personality of president-elect
trump. he thrives in this kind of environment. it is good,s to i have the. these advisers all have his trust. we go back to general flynn and jeff sessions who were with him for eight straight months. they have pretty much a special bond when it comes the president-elect trump. >> but he thrives on that kind of debate, i imagine. as we noted, tom bossert is an expert on cyber security. we have a situation now where president trump is dismissing the assessment of the u.s. intelligence community that russia perpetrated a cyber attack in the u.s. electionful will president trump listen to his homeland security adviser? will he change, president trump, his public position that that is not true? >> well, i think what you'll find is president trump will be saying cyber attacking, cyber hacking is unacceptable from
iran, north korea, or russia. and i think he would say that today. when it comes to the russian influence on the election, i think what a lot of us say is that even if you stip hate it was russia, it didn't have an impact on the election. the election, we would have elected donald trump and i think that's the nuance some people are missing. >> that's not what donald trump has said. he has not publicly accepted the assessment of the u.s. interest community. we had two members on earlier who said the entire u.s. senate briefed on the intelligence believes that russia hacked the election. the president-elect has not accepted that assessment. >> i think you're getting into the 92 wantses here of the liberal interpretation and the insinuation that the hacking that russia did, if we do stipulate they did, had an impact on the election. in that context, i can't blame
him for that. he was elected fair and square. when it comes to cyber hacking, north korea, russia, or iran, he is going to stand very firm to make sure that we keep our country safe. >> let me play for you what was that a short time ago. have a listen, please. >> well, i think he will be, when presented with the overwhelming evidence, change his view. and he has said some things like he wants to spend more money on defense. he has. some favorable things on nato. on the issue of the russians, there is no doubt about it. we have to act and we have to have a policy which this administration does not have. and a strategy which this administration does not have. and address this threat to our national security. if they're able to undermine an election, they're able to undermine democracy.
>> they told me they would write up sanctions. in retaliation for the cyber attacks. will president trump accept that if they bring it to his desk? >> well, you're going to have the house involved in these things as well. and that's a debate for after the election. clearly, president trump understands the threat, if you will, of russia's interference as well as the crazy behavior of north korea and unacceptable behavior by china as well. i have no doubt as president trump has said. he will keep america safe. he has the advisers to advise him. and there's no doubt actions will be taken when needed to make sure we stand strong in whether it is against russia or the other countries.
this will be having a more peaceful world dealt with through strength of the united states. not weakness which is what we've seen the last eight years. >> i understand the need to debate retaliatory action. you have all the agencies saying russia did this. you have the senate, all 100 senators, or 99, say graham and mccain, who are republicans, by the way, what is there to debate about russia's role in hacking the u.s. election? >> well, again, it is 95% stated. not 100%. and president obama is the one who said, he is going to take action and he has 25 or so days to do that. so i would leave this with president obama. if he is going to take some actions, to sent a signal, let him do so. he is still president. he's been a weak president but nevertheless did he say he would
take some steps. whether he does or not, i think i would leave that to president obama and let president trump starting january 20, 21, deal with the ongoing issues. and i have every confidence that president trump is going to send the message, don't mess with the united states of america. >> on that point, would you support president obama if he were to take retaliatory action? >> that's up to president obama woifl support the president in his decisions his last 25 days. he stated. he may take actions that none of us will ever know about if that's what he deems appropriate and that's what he believes. i wouldn't contradict the president of the united states as commander in chief. >> thanks very much for taking time. we wish you and your family happy holidays.
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and we're back with breaking news on actress and author carrie fisher. she was tough as nails. she battled alcoholism. she suffered a heart attack, this just a few days ago. she was 68 years old. let's go back live in hollywood. the kids and now grand kids. >> absolutely. she is cross generational. up and down hollywood boulevard where they do love film. some of the fans are talking about it. he remembered her so fondly for her wise cracking role, as the friend in harry met sally. his point is fisher was well
beyond princess leia. we've been talking about it all day. not only did she captivate, she was a gifted writer. as we learned in postcards from the edge. offered that very unvarnished looking view. and her various troubles with addiction and the bipolar disorder. >> yes, the presence in life and onscreen. >> back to the trump transition. here to talk about all the new developments, you've been reporting this. tell us more about what we know about tom bossert, as what will be in effect. the chief homeland security adviser. >> that he has the chops. he has experienced being in that
very department, if you will. inside the white house. george w. bush. the townsend, was quoted in the statement. speaks very highly of him. most importantly, this is a man who the trump transition insists will be in parity. people might think this is about process. it is not. as you well know, it is about the ability to not just get information flowing to the president, which both these men will have open access. but it is also how they inact with all the national security agencies around the government. so they insisted there will be parity. and a lot of the reason why i reported earlier, sighs of
relief among republicans, there is a lot of caution about michael flynn. the former general who is the national security adviser because of the controversial statements he made. they hope he will an good counter point to him. >> i've heard some real concerns from a whole host of people about general flynn, as this closest national security adviser to the president. do you read this, the appointment but also the elevation in effect of that role as a way to temper perhaps general flynn? >> if you look at the three people that trump has appointed to the national security staff. general flynn who is best known in the own administration, not too put too fine a point on it, being fired because he was not a good manager and then became very well known on twitter for saying very inflammatory things about muslims and spreading a lot of stories that weren't true. a lot of republicans are
concerned about him. and then two deputy national security advisers both west known for being pundits on fox. so a lot of people will look at bossert who works in one of the main stream think tanks, has already received praise from some democrats who were knowledgeable about cyber security on the hill. a lot of people feel a sigh of relief compared to the other picks. >> what you have could be a fairly inflammatory mix of people there. focus with some pretty out there points of view. general flynn, for instance, on the whole faith of islam, mixed in with more traditional picks. how do you see them working together? >> that's the question. there is this symbolic separation of powers with
bossert receiving co-equal. it is unpredictable how that will shake out and how they will work together or against each other. the critical question, and the wild card in all this, is who will ultimately have president trump's ear for now? because that's ultimately what matters most. he is the last word. the buck stops with him. if michael flynn continues to have his trust, then maybe bossert won't be as controversial. if he is more influential, then maybe flynn won't be as much and won't present some of the challenges he has so far. >> bossert served under george w. bush, who as you know, trump harshly criticized for his national security policies. is that going to be a political pairing? >> we've seen trump do this in other places. look at steve bannon and reince
priebus. they come from two very different places in the republican party. and they're working together. but maybe not when you initially saw them appointed to the co-equal positions in the nicent trump administration. i think you'll see it here. he is willing to have people in his upcoming administration who believe in climate change. others who do not. who have different views. and it will be very interesting to see how these people come together and work together, or frankly, not. >> the issue of russia in particular is posing a split. on the issue of russian hacking, it is donald trump versus everyone else. the intelligence community, the senate. close relationship with vladimir putin. i want to play what senator john mccain told me about his
nomination earlier day. >> i have concerns with this and we'll wait and see. i am supposed to meet with mr. tillerson and i look forward to that opportunity. >> is rex tillerson going to be able to address those concerns? >> well, he will have to. sometimes the courtesy calls that nominees make around the senate are pro forma. this is not one of those. talks behind closed doors with people like john mccain and other republicans. never mind the democrats. republicans about a lot of issues. particularly about his relationship with vladimir putin. he is going to have to explain it in a way that perhaps some of his allies have done, which is, he has done work with vladimir putin because that has been his job as a ceo of exxon to do deals with him. that he will use that as a
benefit. that doesn't necessarily mean that he is a putin flaky. whether or not he can make case in a way that convinces the others will determine whether or not he is confirmed. >> your thoughts as well. you'll have a major report on russian hacking from the obama administration coming out days before the administration. >> i think tillerson will be a referendum on russian hacking and on this administration on foreign policy. wasn't that long ago where the democrats were the ones who wanted a better relationship with vladimir putin and were laughing at mitt romney over an aggressive posture. this will be a bit of a
tonight president obama is wrapping up his visit to pearl harbor with the japanese prime minister. the foreign policy front and ernlt civilian for this president and his critics just weeks before he hands the keys to the white house over to donald trump. let's go to lisa. he has faced multiple international challenges on his post, including this latest u.n. vote on israel. >> that's right. the war on words continues over washington's role and the u.s. vote on settlements. israeli officials accusing the u.s. being a covert actor palestinians and it is just one of a list of world crises donald trump is inherits when he takes the white
house. >> tonight israel announces plans. >> it is deeply disappointing to the state of israel. >> reporter: as president obama deals with the fallout, new questions about the world he's leaving to his predecessor. >> there are places around the world where horrible things are happening. and because of my office. because i'm president of the united states, i feel responsible. >> take syria, after calling for president assad's ouster six years ago the civil war rages on. a political vacuum in syria and neighboring iraq pave the way for isis to rise. president obama's reluctance to go all in meant he only offered limited support to rebels. >> we wanted to do something and it sounded like the right thing to do. but it was going to be impossible to do this on the
cheap. >> meanwhile russian air strikes helps regime forces tighten their grips. and a humanitarian catastrophe unfolds. also on the march in europe, seizing crimea from ukraine and an aggressive china expanding its reach in the south china sea. experts say president obama's restraint emboldened his adversaries. >> he's made clear he does not see the united states leading against those states that are challenging the status quo. >> we will extend the hand. if you are willing to unclench your fist. >> in early offer to engage with america's foes led to a landmark nuclear deal with iran. but it didn't stop iranian aggression. president elect donald trump has threatened to tear up that deal or renegotiate it. world leaders with watching with
hope and concern about this promise from the new commander in chief. >> it is take to shake the rust off america's foreign policy. >> there is nothing wrong with unorthodox approaches. the question is what is the basic bottom line. is vladimir putin, are the chinese people who we can share an orderly world with? the jury is out on both. >> and secretary of state kerry will deliver a major speech tomorrow at the state department laying out a vision for how le believes the conflict with the israelis can the palestinians can be resolved and it is up to the trump administration to decide whether to take that advice or go its on route. >> i can tell you where my money is on that. come up more breaking news coverage on the death of actress carrie fisher. and will the u.s. face a threat by north korea by this time next year? a defector from kim jong un's regime speaking out tonight.
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the root kim was going down. but now the new problem, the new part of the equation is what will donald trump's reaction be? a hi level north korean defector says kim jong un is determined to complete development within a year, putting the north korean nuclear threat front and center for donald trump. the one-time deputy ambassador givi giving rare insight into the reclusive regime and saying he doesn't regret defection. >> everyone in any family thinks it is the right decision. >> the south korean yanhep news agency reported. concessions may no longer work. kim may no longer be interested in money or aid. >> it is not a question of being
able to bye them off. they feel it is necessary for survival. they are not going to give it up until the regime is on the verge of failure. >> reporter: indeed sanctions have not deterred kim. the top official acknowledges u.s. options are limited. >> i think the notion of getting the north koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause. >> reporter: the u.s. intelligence community believes he will continue to test his missiles and more underground nuclear tests all aimed at having a working nuclear weapons system. but it is not a slam dunk that he can can make it all happen by next year. >> north korea's blis ig missile program has a long way to go. but they have already got three launch ers that can hit the lower 48 states. >> intelligence analysts say however north korea has yet to perfect the technology that makes the missile after its fired reenter the earth's
atmosphere and hit a target. >> now the challenge for the u.s. intelligence community is to find out when they cross that line. >> "outfront" with kate baldwin starts right. now. >> next, breaking news. actress carrie fisher, best known as princess leia is dead at the aim of 60: larry king is with me at as we honor a legend. and mall hay hem. massive brawls at malls across america. are they coordinated? and 21 girls kidnapped from their school held captive more than two years. tonight we follow their emotional journey home. let's go "outfront." good evening every